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<p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11pt;">So, of course, there was a reason for why an inexperienced-forum person such as myself would seek a forum…  <img alt="orngtongue.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1335286064454_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"><span style="font-size:11pt;">  I had originally planned on writing yesterday, but I was so bummed out that I blew it off.  Well, between then and now, I've started my -- AF?  Is that what you call a period?  If not, I'm going to call it "AF" anyway (at least for this post) because it looks so much more attractive lol!  Anyway, starting "it" threw a huge monkey wrench into my original problem.</span></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11pt;">As I hinted at in my "Intro" post, I don't track my body very well; in fact, until these last few weeks, I didn't think I'd ever really try - although I wanted to.  I don't know exactly when my last "AF" was, nor do I know when I ovulated.  Both of those things would be very useful information for this…  <img alt="irked.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1335286064454_304" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif"></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11pt;">Anyway, I believe I had my AF sometime between 3/19 and 3/28; it was only for about 5 days, and had a moderate-light flow.  (TMI?  Gross!)  On 4/9, I noticed that the outer sides of both breasts were incredibly sore, and over the next week, the pain took over more of them, forming a "C" - the pain stopped right at the top edges, and radiated all the way down and around to the bottom of the insides of my breasts.  Normally, it's the center of my breasts (not nipples) that get sore, never more than 2 or 3 days before I start my AF, and it goes away by the end of the first day.  At first, I thought maybe I was just going to have my AF really early, and ignored the fact that the pain was in a different location, and much more painful, than usual, but after the end of that week, I finally dove a little deeper.  I had found stains in my bras a few times, and only a couple of times did I squeeze out a few drops of clear, slippery liquid from my left breast (that was in the second week, however).  I haven't seen any at all this week, and finally, today, the pain has let up a little, although still very much present.  Toward the middle of last week, I noticed the bumps around my nipples were much more pronounced; they've shrunk back down now…  I've been battling mild nausea and tons of lightheadedness throughout these last few weeks (including today), and have been more sensitive to smells.  I haven't had any food aversions or cravings, so to speak, but I haven't had an appetite, either - although, there were a few times that I didn't feel hungry at all and ate like I hadn't seen food for a week lol.  I've always had lower back pain but I noticed it had increased a bit, and headaches were coming around like there was no tomorrow.  Not so much this week, but for the last two weeks, I was hot in situations where I'd normally grab a sweatshirt, and have found myself needing to urinate more often.  And, as gross as it is, and as much as I hate to say this (especially to a group of women I don't know!!), I've been battling with burping and constipation.  Gross, I know, and I'm so sorry!  I don't get acne too often at all, but I broke out pretty badly around the time when I first noticed the breast tenderness, and it's just starting to clear up (thank God!).  Everything's been out of whack, including my libido.  At 24, I have a very healthy sex drive, but for the last two weeks, I've been fighting the urge like a 16-year-old boy.  <img alt="whistling.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1335286064454_441" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/whistling.gif"><span style="font-size:11pt;">  My mood swings have been out of this world, including unusual bouts of crying - very rare since entering adulthood.  Now, I'm starting to attribute these things to a really bad AF, but I still don't understand why all of this has been going on for as long as it has.  My AF isn't bad, by any means; it's completely normal - slight cramping in my uterus, small backache, light flow.  I went to the Pregnancy Center yesterday for a urine pregnancy test, but it came back negative - hence my second sentence at the beginning; I didn't realize that I was kind of looking forward to the idea of giving my son a baby brother or sister…  </span><img alt="crap.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1335286064454_589" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/crap.gif"></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11pt;">Has anyone else experienced this?  I know that no one could know for sure, but if any of you have experienced this, did anything come of it?  Pregnancy, hormone imbalance, something?  I looked up hormone imbalance, and none of the causes apply to me, so I don't see how it could be that - although it would explain my symptoms away…  I'm sorry if this seems ridiculous; I don't know my cycle but I know my body, and my body's been telling me something's wrong…  Any thoughts or experiences would be greatly appreciated because I really don't have anyone to talk to about it.  *sigh*</p>
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<p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11pt;">Thank you for taking the time out to read this!  I'm praying that all of you who are pregnant have a healthy and happy pregnancy, and for those TTC (yes, I know that one!!), that you guys succeed!!  <img alt="thumbsup.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1335286064454_874" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif">  <img alt="blowkiss.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1335286064454_735" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/blowkiss.gif" style="font-size:11pt;"></p>
 

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<p>So, I was cleaning when I remembered a significant, quite annoying, "symptom" that's been bothering me for the last couple of weeks.  My muscles have been very easily fatigued...  I'm skeptical about everything now, so I don't know if that's related or not, but it happened around the same time I started getting nauseous.</p>
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<p>I also forgot to mention that I don't have insurance; otherwise, I would've brought my happy butt to the doctor last week!  <img alt="duck.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1335287894975_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/duck.gif"></p>
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<p>Okay, that's all.  <img alt="shy.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1335287894975_302" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shy.gif"></p>
 

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<p>I lied; that's not all...  :(  My "AF" (?) is not as normal as I'd thought; it has a lot of brown...  Since my first post, I have spent the majority of the time nauseated - not sick, just very woozy.  I'm so confused; the test said negative, so why am I feeling like this?</p>
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<p>I'll try not to post anything else...  I'm sorry; I'm just very worried...  I wish you guys the best of luck</p>
 

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Since you are not sure of your dates, i cant really guess at what is going on. You gave been having symptoms for a while, so it could have been an early loss or chemical pregnancy, or you could be so newly pregnant that the test came back negative, especially if implantation is happening now.... but that is usually between 6-10 days past ovulation (dpo).<br><br>
If af doesnt show up full force in the next week, i would take another pregnancy test. If you are wanting to track fertility signs, i love fertility friend, it is an online tracking system.<br><br>
Good luck!
 
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